Skip to comments.Watch Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' (Redone 10 Commandments) Trailer. EPIC!
Posted on 07/09/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT by lbryce
Direct Link To Trailer:Ridley Scott's "Exodus"(Redone"10 Commandments")
The biblical epic of Moses has inspired generations of creatives, but Egypt has never looked as dour as in the first trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings. The movie will star Christian Bale as a mean and muscular Moses, and looks set to follow the events laid out in the book of the same name. Exodus tells the story of Moses attempting to free his people from enslavement in Egypt. Expect to see plagues, burning bushes, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul as Moses' sidekick Joshua, and of course the titular exodus, when Gods and Kings hits theaters this December.
Mr. Scott certainly knows how to ‘cash in’ as most entertainers and Hollywood types will soon be doing.
Box office receipts are down.. they’ll do ANYTHING for a paycheck...even pretend to religious sensibilities.
I hope it’s not a hatchet-job like Noah. I would love to see a well-made film faithful to the biblical narrative.
Wonder how you felt about the 1966 film “The Bible”. I haven’t seen it but wondered if you had, what you thought of it.
The old standby wasnt exactly faithful either, but it was respectful, very entertaining none the less.
It would be neat to see a plague of velociraptors instead of say, frogs.
Yes, I’ve seen it, but it’s probably been 30-35 years and I don’t have a strong opinion on it. It was a John Huston epic with a number of great actors. I think it was generally entertaining, but the way I remember it the writers took more creative license and strayed from the Bible more than I would have liked. For whatever reason it didn’t make nearly the impression on me some other Bible-based films have made. Wish I could be more helpful.
I agree. Today I’m surprised when Hollywood is respectful.
I hope it has a nonsensical script a la “Prometheus.”
Well the problem is there is almost no biblical narrative. There’s just not that much there. I’ve got zero problem with poetic license as long as you don’t put Noah skiing behind the ark
Kindly name a movie and the specific left wing ideology he espoused.
“Ridley Scott is one of the greatest directors of our time.”
You wouldn’t know it from watching “The Counselor” though. Most horrible piece of junk I’ve seen in years.
You really aren’t being fair. You’re just looking to be argumentative. Okay. “The Counselor” is the most horrible piece of junk I’ve ever seen. And I was wrong. Very wrong.
He’s not at all a director of any substance. He’s actually a horrible director. Case closed. I’m outta here.
Well, there was his Robin Hood which he made into an allegory about British/American intervention in the Middle East.
Oh, yeah, how can we forget “1492: Conquest of Paradise” with its typical leftie vilification of Europeans, or “Kingdom of Heaven” glorifying the Muslims while denigrating the Crusaders, or “GI Jane” & “Thelma & Louise” pushing the radical feminist agenda.
“You really arent being fair. Youre just looking to be argumentative.”
Nope, just pointing out that his most recent work has not been up to par, so I am not holding my breath that he gets it right this time around.
Didn’t see “1492” but your description of “Kingdom of Heaven” is what I constantly read on FR. Then I saw it, and I really didn’t see the denigration. There was an asshole Crusader, a king who was trying to keep the peace, and the Muslims were brutal as hell. They also got their asses handed to them, which was gratifying. I also had to agree with the overall lesson that “it’s just a city of landmarks, it’s not worth that much bloodshed.” Especially since I know how the story ends anyway.
To those not wishing to install QuickTime...
Thanks but it was pulled from youtube.
I’m not going to download software to watch a trailer video, so I guess I’m out of luck.
“There was an asshole Crusader, a king who was trying to keep the peace, and the Muslims were brutal as hell.”
But, the Crusaders were depicted as aggressors, invaders, and the Muslims were depicted as defending themselves against murderous Christians, which is quite the opposite of the actual history behind the events.
“I also had to agree with the overall lesson that its just a city of landmarks, its not worth that much bloodshed.”
In the film, the Muslims didn’t “get” that lesson and walk away from Jerusalem, the Crusader did. It’s very obviously a message that he only wants the modern day “Crusaders” to worry about. No need for the Muslims to stop fighting to keep all the lands they conquered, they just get a pass.
Wow, that was quick.
Didnt see 1492 but your description of Kingdom of Heaven is what I constantly read on FR. Then I saw it, and I really didnt see the denigration. There was an asshole Crusader, a king who was trying to keep the peace, and the Muslims were brutal as hell. They also got their asses handed to them, which was gratifying. I also had to agree with the overall lesson that its just a city of landmarks, its not worth that much bloodshed. Especially since I know how the story ends anyway.Well, how about we start here with trying to provide some balance to the movie and your post:
Kindly name a movie and the specific left wing ideology he espoused.Please see post #24.
Looks like a movie I’d go see in the theatre.
From the "Trailer" it appears NOT to be consistent with the Bible's account. This "Moses" looks like a warrior. The Bible shows Moses to be a meek prophet of God, not a sword wielding gladiator.
The Charleston Heston epic (1956) also diverges greatly from the Bible account. The Bible makes it very clear that the entire thrust is to stage the Passover and the blood atonement via the symbolic slain lambs. And yet, Cecil B. DeMille comes out on stage before the start of the movie ("The 10 Commandments") and tells us it is a "struggle of a people to gain their freedom." This completely misses the mark. All God's signs and wonders were to point to the real passover, Jesus Christ.
For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. 1 Corinthians 5:7bJust as the '56 film does not close the loop with the NT, I am sure that this 2014 offering will diverge even further.
Moses wasn’t the sharpest tool in the drawer. The dialogue between God and Moses is actually funny, and Aaron gets impressed into service because God loses His cool with Moses.
God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
I honestly didn’t watch it for the history lesson. I figure any “historical” Hollywood movie I watch will be pretty inaccurate whether due to agenda or just simple creative license in order to condense years of events into a 2-hr movie.
Such movies have only as much historical power as we’re willing to allow them. Much ado about nothing.
He may be a great director but he excels in historical revisionism. I’m sure he will somehow turn Moses into the villain and the Egyptians into poor misunderstood victims.
Kingdom of Heaven is rife with anti-Western pro-Islamic historical revisionism.
You're kidding, right?
Those of you arguing that Scott can't deliver because he's an atheist should rethink that. The best example I can give you is Nicholas Ray, who directed the splendid remake of "King of Kings" in 1961.
There's nothing to indicate that Ray was an out-and-out atheist but by 1961 the 50 year-old director of "Rebel Without a Cause," "Johnny Guitar," and "The Flying Leathernecks" was a twice-divorced, sexually confused bisexual with a crippling drug and alcohol problem. The following decade he would appear in a sex film where young girls received communion by performing oral sex on him.
Atheist, I can't say. Hedonist, oh my yes, and then some.
"King of Kings" would be Ray's last completed feature film, but it is a beautiful Christian film that affirms the faith. If Ray can pull it off, so can Scott. The question is Does he want to?
Watched it during easter week. I fell asleep and was unmotivated to finish it.
I would recomend watching the “Ten Commandments”, “The Robe” or practically any other biblical epic instead.
Try this one
Thanks for the youtube link.
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